ESLITE GALLERY is pleased to present One Plus One from 3rd to 25th November 2018. A collaborative exhibition initiated by Michael Lin, One Plus One takes its title from the 1968 film by Jean Luc Godard and engages in a montage of works by the artist himself and Beat Streuli with contributions by Roan Ching Yue and David Yu.
The exhibition consists of elements, which constitute an architectural space or storefront, being a display window and three walls. In One Plus One these three walls are built separately, one in each of the gallery's three exhibition spaces. The vitrine shows Streuli's enlarged portrait of Taipei urbanites and the exhibition title mirroring seamlessly the advertisements and window displays in and around the gallery and the Xin Yi district. Inside the gallery, three walls made of standard lightweight aluminium frames and plywood panels stand each in a different room. In the centre of the first room, Michael Lin's wall painting of amplified textile patterns is freestanding, a sculptural object in its own right, while also taking on the role as support for Streuli's billboard size photographic works. In the second room, the arrangement reverses, with Streuli's wall size collage and video projection as the supporting surface for Lin's work on canvas. In the third room, Lin's wall painting reveals its support of aluminium framing, while also doubling as a shelving unit displaying products chosen by David Yu from the Eslite store, a portrait of Yu's materialist desires. Finally, a publication of Roan Ching Yue's writings along with images from Streuli and snapshots of Lin's work in progress from his studio, accompanies the exhibition.
In One Plus One, Michael Lin brings together Eslite Xinyi store, ESLITE GALLERY, Beat Streuli, David Yu and Roan Ching Yueh. As in the Godard film, which utilizes montage as its main mode operation, this exhibition assembles a list of collaborators, Department store plus Art Gallery plus artists plus writer plus graphic designer. This exhibition makes transparent the relationships of the site and locality, contemporary art and business, promotion and publicity, by exposing and challenging the modes of production and dissemination of art and exhibition.
Press release courtesy Eslite Gallery.